Best torrent program?

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Guild McCommunist, Oct 30, 2009.

  1. Guild McCommunist
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    So, I've been a stout believer in not using torrents. I have no idea why, but I just have. However, games have been harder and harder to find that aren't torrents, so I may finally have to turn to this.

    So, what is the best program for torrents? Torrent programs are freeware, so no warez here. I went to download BitTorrent and it tried to install 2 nasty viruses on my system (which my anti-virus quarantined immediately), so I just want something safe. What's the best option?

    Also, no warez or torrent sites here. It's in the rules.
     


  2. Dermy

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    uTorrent is what I use. Gets the job done. Very small file size too.
     
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  4. Guild McCommunist
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    I downloaded uTorrent, as suggested. I'll give it a go, thanks guys.
     
  5. Vidboy10

    Vidboy10 Tsardom

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    BitTorrent is the Best
    uTorrent is slow as fuck.
     
  6. 53l3c7a

    53l3c7a Newbie

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    Ahem.. slow? You must not have configured your ports in uTorrent. I have mine CAPPED at 800k/s, so on average I can grab 700mb in 15 min. Not slow. The best is kTorrent, but it only runs in KDE ;)
     
  7. Joe88

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    µtorrent > all
     
  8. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    bittorrent and utorrent are the same thing. both good
     
  9. luke_c

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    I myslef use µtorrent, but i only torrent for Movies and music, JDownloader's good for everything else.
     
  10. chA1nBull3t

    chA1nBull3t GBAtemp Regular

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    utorrent is very simple and low key resource wise but is quite amazing as it comes with all the goodies that are essential to a good download.
     
  11. juggernaut911

    juggernaut911 GBAtemp Slut!

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    JDownloader + uTorrent = lurv [​IMG]
     
  12. da_head

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    oo neat. jdownloader looks cool.
     
  13. prowler

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    Limewire Pro ftw :3
     
  14. Shakraka

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  15. Satangel

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    This.
    I don't need anything more, this does everything I want [​IMG]
     
  16. Guild McCommunist
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    Yeah, this is gonna come off being a noob question.

    So I go to download an ISO for A Boy and His Blob with uTorrent. Unfortunately, my download speed for it is like, at most, 6-8kb/s. How do I make it faster? Is it the site (which I won't give away, but it's a very common one) or do I need to fiddle with settings? Mind you I've never used torrents in my life so I'm not as adept to this stuff as you guys.
     
  17. Langin

    Langin GBAtemp's kpop addict

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    tried to open port or whatever doesnt works... and you see youre trackers maybe one is dead thatll stop youre download(or nearly)
     
  18. Maikel Steneker

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    Indeed, both KTorrent and uTorrent are really good.
     
  19. myuusmeow

    myuusmeow GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Make sure there is a high seeder-leecher ratio. EG: if there's 1 seeder uploading at 60kb/s and 15 leechers, each will only get 4kb/s download speed. Therefore it's important to pick torrents with a lot of seeders.
     
  20. Sonicandtails

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    You're forgetting that you leech from leechers as well, so you can still get a decent speed. But yes, it mostly depends on the seeder/leecher ratio. Try a private tracker, you'll regularly find 200:1 ratio torrents. Public trackers have always, and will always be slow.